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Mock Draft 4.0: So close, so far

The draft is getting close, but the experts can't agree on many picks

Updated: April 7, 2010, 5:11 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay | ESPN.com

It's been a full month since the last time we joined forces for a mock draft, and while a lot of things have changed -- nearly every player on this mock went through a pro day during that period -- some mock scenarios have remained.

But not many. That's because the added evaluation process truly has brought about some changes on our boards. Players who struggled at the combine and lost some momentum regained it, and there are a number of players in the mock who are showing off their physical skills in workouts for the first time after not being fully healthy to participate in Indy.

As for changes, the mood at the very top has stayed relatively consistent -- chalk that one up to Sam Bradford's solid performance for scouts recently -- but beyond that, there are many changes. Free agency and trades have shifted priorities, and the mock will show a lot of shifts.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst